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  1. Allow for certain changes to be taken

    I have a table in which on both databases they were changes.
    Now i need the partitioniong from db A but I need to keep the new column added in db B..

    been using the redgate toolbelt for years, the best schema compare tool! the Visual studio s**** big time.

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    • Support for Replicated Databases

      I would like to push schema changes to a transactionally replicated database. Now, SQL Compare breaks replication when I push schema changes. Please add support for sp_repladdcolumn and so_repldropcolumn rather than ALTER TABLE.

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      • Bug: deploying schema changes with migration script

        When deploying changes to stored procedures via migration script to handle a necessary data transform, the migration script portion of the script does not have a batch terminator of GO automatically appended to it if missing, which results in the first set of extended properties for the database version number being appended to the code of the stored procedure (up to the first GO in that portion of the script).

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        • Snapshots include SQL Source Control revision number

          When using the SQL Snapper tool to take a snapshot on an unconnected SQL Server, the snapshot does not include the database revision number and therefore, when comparing it against source control, does not include the necessary migration scripts to get the database up to date.

          It would be much better if the snapshot utility included the meta data form the extended properties of a database that specify the revision number in order to better facilitate migration scripts during deployment.

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          • Support Last Modified Date for stored procedures

            Add an option to ignore changes that are older on one system. For example, usp_Proc_1 was modified earlier on my source system than the destination system, and with this option on, it wouldn't count as a change.

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            • When altering a table used in a FK, change event sequence to allow the alter to occur

              Altering a table used in a FK constrainte results in:
              The following error message was returned from the SQL Server:

              [3723] An explicit DROP INDEX is not allowed on index 'dbo.dim_Financial_Chart_Of_Account.ixuc_dim_Financial_Chart_Of_Account__Financial_Chart_Of_Account_ID'. It is being used for FOREIGN KEY constraint enforcement.

              The following SQL command caused the error:

              DROP INDEX [ixuc_dim_Financial_Chart_Of_Account__Financial_Chart_Of_Account_ID] ON [dbo].[dim_Financial_Chart_Of_Account]

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              • Add support for Microsoft PDW

                It would be nice to also support PDW databases

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                • How do I list only tables that have different field lengths, or show only tables missing indexes?

                  August 11, 2014 12:12
                  Mitchell McClure
                  Thanks; I've found most of what I was looking for in the Project Options: Ignore list. I'm just trying to filter the results list to include only the most critical items, but this would be easier to do if SQL Compare would group those differences into categories. For example: currently the program lists tables with any and all types of differences, and in the lower, detail view shows all of those specific differences; instead it should list categories such as "Missing or Different Primary Keys", "Missing or Different Fields", "...Foreign Keys", etc...and then beneath…

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                  • Highlight changes in column names in the table mapping

                    I have a table with 200 columns, The table had a major change with a lot of the columns being renamed. For some reason SqlCompare mapped EmployeeGuid to PointOfInterestGuid. when looking on the field mapping it is very hard to see that the mapping was made because on both sides of the list the column list looks the same.

                    My suggestion: For any pair of mapped column, highlight in red any character in the column name that is different for the other side. This will allow easier spotting of wrong mapping and of column name changes

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                    • Improve the command line experience when passing a project file

                      Use the options stored in the project file during command line execution. Having to specify and keep these options in sync is not only a duplication of effort but prone to error. Any options passed explicitly to the command line should be merged with the project options with the command line taking precedence.

                      Similarly, performing a sync using the command line and passing a project file will not take into account any new objects in the database unless the project has been updated to explicitly include them. A sync operation should, include all differences by default unless explicitly excluded or…

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                      • Import Objects list for filter

                        I get a list of objects to deploy and only those objects are deployed. I have to ether build a filter manually or go through each object in the list. Sometimes there are hundreds and it is tedious to do. I have hacked the filter file(scpf) before and thought of writing a script to do this. The import file could be schema in column 1 and object name in column 2. I use (include) only not (exclude). This seems it would be easy for you guys to do.
                        Example in File

                        <Include>True</Include>
                        <Expression>((@SCHEMA = 'IMADMIN') AND (@NAME = 'proc_AddPayerIfpRealationship')) OR…

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                        • Allow the Sql Differences window to be maximized

                          Since it is possible to detach the SQL Differences window, the next logical step would be able to maximize this window on a second monitor. That way we could see the list of object differences on one monitor and the specific differences on a different monitor. As it functions now, you have to click and drag the corner of the window to make it as close to the size of the second monitor as you can with the mouse. Also, it would be great to have this setting remembered between SQL Compare sessions.

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                          • Make SQL Compare Three-part identifiers aware and filterable

                            Not always a deployed database has the same name of the source database due to customers' naming conventions. So it'd be great if SQL Compare will be three-part identifiers aware, so that if you compare the same table from different named databases as following:

                            SELECT *
                            FROM MyDatabaseA.MyTable

                            SELECT *
                            FROM MyDatabaseB.MyTable

                            SQL Compare will not show them as different if you want a three-part identifiers insensitive comparison.

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                            • Consistent statement order in SQL Compare deployment scripts

                              There is one suggestion/recommendation we have worth passing along. As we make small changes in database_A and generate a deployment script against a static database_B, the order of statements comes out drastically different each time. For instance, just making a column nullable in one table will cause the entire deployment script to be reordered. This makes peer reviews more difficult.
                              While we understand dependencies can affect the order of statements in the deployment script, we wonder if there couldn’t be an option to keep the order consistent where no dependency-enforced order exists, perhaps ordering based on object id.

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                              • Duplicate Objects show file name

                                When finding Duplicate Objects in script comparisons, show which file has the the duplicate object so it can be easily identified and removed.

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                                • bug 3604

                                  Bug with insufficient privileges. If the user is not able to turn on trace flag 3604, SQL Compare gets into an infinite loop and does not complete the schema compare.
                                  DBCC TRACEON (3604)
                                  User 'foo\bar' does not have permission to run DBCC TRACEON.

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                                  • Please fix columnstore index comparisons

                                    Currently SQL Compare detects the order of columnstores as a difference. Columnstores have been around for a while now, can't this please get fixed?

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                                      • Please include a way to avoid the 'automatic' mapping of columns.

                                        Currently, SQL Compare seems to map columns are they are listed in the table which results in incorrect mapping when new columns are added in between of existing columns.
                                        SQL Compare should attempt to map using the column name first.

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                                        • Compare LOGINS

                                          Comparing LOGINS is missing, I can only compare USERS. This needs to INCLUDE an option for POLICIES!

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